Desperate Housewives: Season 5, Episode 15

In a World Where the Kings Are Employers (15 Feb. 2009)

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Susan starts her new job as a teacher's aide to MJ's school in order to give her son the best that she never had. But when Mike leaves their son in Katherine's care while he works, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Solis (as Eva Longoria Parker)
Carlos Solis (as Ricardo Antonio Chavira)


Susan starts her new job as a teacher's aide to MJ's school in order to give her son the best that she never had. But when Mike leaves their son in Katherine's care while he works, naturally in Susan's case, anger and jealousy pervade. Meanwhile, Lynette tells Tom that they may have to sell the Scavo's Pizzeria since business continues to go bad, but he stubbornly refuses to cave in. Carlos receives a generous bonus when Gabrielle discovers Carlos' boss' dirty little secret of him cheating on his wife. Also, Orson confronts Bree when he learns she's given Andrew a raise without consulting him first. After his confrontation with Tom, Dave begins to get more nervous when he thinks that the his neighbors are beginning to suspect he's up to no good. But it's Edie who begins to suspect Dave's intentions the most. Written by Anonymous

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Lynette Scavo: [Penny won't make salads] You're not a baby, you're fifteen, remember?
Penny Scavo: Also, I can't find my band-aid.
Lynette Scavo: Ok, you fill water glasses, I'll make salads.
Parker Scavo: [Brings a check and money] Hey mom, this is for table 5.
Lynette Scavo: Ok, thanks. Uh, you didn't give them enough change.
Parker Scavo: Yeah, I know. i figured this out, you can short people one percent and they won't even notice. If they've got a buzz on, three percent.
Lynette Scavo: Ok, you make the salads, I'll handle the register.
Lynette Scavo: [the twins are fighting over who will wait on a hot lady]
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10 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the episode entitled "In a World Where the Kings Are Employers",tension rises and unexpected things happen among the women at Wisteria Lane.

Susan starts a new job in order to provide for his son whom she wants to go to an expensive private school.Unfortunately,she gets mad when her ex-husband Mike leaves the care of his son to his new girlfriend Katherine.As for the Scavos,Tom's restaurant's profits are severely affected by the current economy that Lynette suggested to her husband about putting it up on sale.This only makes their relationship together headed for an unexpected turn.As for Gabrielle,her husband Carlos receives a generous bonus from his boss after she discovers a dirty little secret about him.Finally,Orson and Bree got into a fight after the former learned the the latter gave Andrew a raise in salary.

The story lines of Susan and Lynette was definitely very emotional.One could feel for both as Susan realizes that her son MJ prefers Katherine more than her despite the fact that she is working hard to provide for his education.As for Lynette,we get to see feel for her as well after realizing that Tom has no other option about the pizzeria except to sell it.This makes their relationship go for an unexpected turn as she kissed him when this decision was made especially after their relationship has been stressful for so many episodes now.Meanwhile Orson's jealousy towards Andrew has remains after realizing that Bree gave him a raise.It is just too bad that tension remains in their marriage.Finally,Gabrielle's storyline there is humor written all over it as she discovers that Carlos' boss is involved with another woman which proved to be beneficial for her.Overall,it was a fantastic episode and enjoyable to watch.

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